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Chronicle of Philanthropy Study Reveals Link between Religion and Charity Giving
The Chronicle of Philanthropy, a newspaper that covers the philanthropic industry, has released a new study showcasing Utah as the most charitable state in the country. The study presents there is...more



BottleRock Music Fest Needs Volunteers
The highly acclaimed BottleRock Napa Valley music festival will be giving out free one-day pass tickets for volunteer labor. Over 700 volunteers could be used during the five-day festival at the...more

NC to Hold First Southeast Venture Philanthropy Summit
Regional Life Science entrepreneurs, research scientists, and foundation executives will be attending the first Southeast Venture Philanthropy Summit organized by the North Carolina Biotechnology...more

Loras College to Host Civic Engagement Summit
Loras College, a Catholic college in Dubuque, will host the Campus Compact Upper Midwest Civic Engagement Summit. The summit will engage various college and university students in Iowa, Minnesota...more

AmeriCorps Volunteers Take Part in Community Gardening
Two recent college graduates, Liz Prather, 23, a graduate of the University of Wisconsin-Green Bay, and Elizabeth Schlobohm, also 23, from the University of Wisconsin-La Crosse, participate in the...more

DIY Creative Community Helps People Cope with Mental Anguish
The CoolTan charity, which began as a DIY creative community space in 1990 spearheaded by Michelle Baharier and her artist friends in South London, is helping thousands of people each year to address...more

Building Dreams for Marines Perform Construction Projects for WWII Veterans in Need
The Building Dreams for Marines, a nonprofit organization, is helping renovate a World War II veteran's home. WWII Gunnery Sgt. Bernie Ruchin, who tore four tendons and is currently going through...more

Hecktown Volunteer Ambulance Corps Shuts Down After 51 Years of Service
The board president of the Hecktown Volunteer Ambulance Corps has recently announced that the institution will be shutting down after 51 years of service to the community. A state mandate...more

The Adler Group Shells Out $10,000 for Community
The Richland Community Development Corporation and Ontario Growth Corporation will be getting a $5,000 donation each from The Adler Group, a co-developer of the former General Motors site. The...more





Russell James, a famed fashion photographer, started Nomad Two Worlds (N2W), an idea that stemmed from Russell’s Australian roots where he witnessed the culture clash between the Indigenous and non-Indigenous people in Australia.




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